The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Vista skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Vista over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Vista
Rank 108 96 91
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows Vista 11 6 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.43% 0.29% 0.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.19% 1.42% 4.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 8
Average daily rate
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£375 £235 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.57% -12.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £132 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £355 £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £204 £275
% change year-on-year
-14.11% -25.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.63 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+6.42% +4.80%
Windows Vista
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
502 422 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.74% 20.47% 19.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 208 204
Average daily rate £325 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 75 42
Average hourly rate £15.64 £13.87 £19.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% -28.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £12.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £27.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

Windows Vista
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Vista across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Vista Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Windows Vista
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Vista across the West Midlands region.

Windows Vista Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Windows Vista
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Vista across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Windows Vista Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Windows Vista
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Vista across the West Midlands region.

Windows Vista Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Windows Vista
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Vista within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -5 3 £331 +52.29% 1
Warwickshire - 3 £393 - 3
Worcestershire - 2 - -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Coventry - - - -
Walsall - - - - 1
Windows Vista
England

Windows Vista
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Windows Vista also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Vista.

1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (62.50%) Windows XP
3 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
4 12 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 12 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 9 (37.50%) TCP/IP
5 9 (37.50%) MS Office
6 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 8 (33.33%) VMware
6 8 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (29.17%) MS Exchange
7 7 (29.17%) VoIP
7 7 (29.17%) ITIL
8 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
9 5 (20.83%) LAN
9 5 (20.83%) WAN
9 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (16.67%) Data Structures
10 4 (16.67%) Windows 8
10 4 (16.67%) Waterfall
10 4 (16.67%) Load Balancing
10 4 (16.67%) TPMS
10 4 (16.67%) Data Protection
10 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (16.67%) TDD
10 4 (16.67%) DHCP
10 4 (16.67%) JavaBeans
10 4 (16.67%) ATM
10 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
10 4 (16.67%) Informix

Windows Vista
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Windows Vista also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Vista. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (29.17%) MS Exchange
2 4 (16.67%) CICS
2 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (16.67%) TPMS
3 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (8.33%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (37.50%) MS Office
2 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.17%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 9 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 7 (29.17%) VoIP
3 5 (20.83%) WAN
3 5 (20.83%) LAN
4 4 (16.67%) ATM
4 4 (16.67%) DHCP
5 1 (4.17%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.67%) DB2
2 4 (16.67%) Informix
2 4 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (8.33%) MSI
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (20.83%) Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Support Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Architect
3 4 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 4 (16.67%) Technical Architect
3 4 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Technical Specialist
4 3 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) IT Support
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Desktop Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Desktop Support
5 2 (8.33%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Server Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Leader
5 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) EJB
1 4 (16.67%) JavaBeans
2 2 (8.33%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (16.67%) Data Structures
3 2 (8.33%) Blackberry
3 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (62.50%) Windows XP
3 12 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (16.67%) Windows 8
4 4 (16.67%) UNIX
4 4 (16.67%) Linux
5 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (8.33%) Windows 2000
7 1 (4.17%) HPUX
7 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) ITIL
2 4 (16.67%) Scrum
2 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (16.67%) TDD
2 4 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 4 (16.67%) Data Protection
2 4 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 2 (8.33%) Security Architecture
3 2 (8.33%) TOGAF
3 2 (8.33%) Project Management
3 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.17%) Migration
4 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (4.17%) Project Planning
4 1 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (4.17%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) MCSE
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) ISSAP
3 1 (4.17%) MCP
System Software
1 12 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.17%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) SCCM
2 2 (8.33%) SCOM
2 2 (8.33%) SCVMM
2 2 (8.33%) WSUS
3 1 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (4.17%) DameWare
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 8 (33.33%) VMware
3 4 (16.67%) Oracle
3 4 (16.67%) Sybase
4 3 (12.50%) HP
5 2 (8.33%) Dell
5 2 (8.33%) Citrix
5 2 (8.33%) CA
5 2 (8.33%) Lotus
6 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.17%) NetApp
6 1 (4.17%) Avaya